Friday, May 27, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM MDT
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Amanda Miller 
My Word Publishing 

Screenwriting Basics: Adapting your Book into a Screenplay 

Have you always wished your novel could be turned into a movie?

Join us in our upcoming screenwriting workshop on how to turn your book into a screenplay! In this class Michael Elliot will address how to write your logline, story theme, outline, first draft, rewriting and other parts of the writing process: 

We will begin with: 

  • Why Hollywood loves adapting novels into movies.
  • Why movie adaptations of popular books are so often disappointing.
  • The major differences between novels and screenplays.
  • How to condense a 300-page novel into a 100-page screenplay.

Then we will move into understanding of screenplay formatting basics such as: 

  • Scene Headings (slug lines)
  • Narrative Description
  • Incorporating dialogue

And finally, we will end with:

  • Developing and hopefully selling your screenplay

  • Paid professional coverage
  • How to submit to screenwriting contests 
  • How to pitch your screenplay - to whom and where to start


Date: Friday, May 27th,

11:00am - 12:30pm Mountain Time

Online Zoom Class

Registrants will receive a recording in addition to the live class.

Potential future webinars could include more detailed presentations on screenwriting structure, outlining, and genre.